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Voters urged to register to have their say in May

On Thursday 5 May 2022, people in Bridgend County Borough will have their say on who represents them on their local council.

To be able to vote in May, residents must be on the electoral register. With the deadline to register to vote fast approaching, the council is urging people who are not registered at their current address to make sure they are registered in time.

The deadline to register to vote is midnight on Thursday 14 April, and it takes just five minutes to do online by visiting the UK Government website.

This year, residents in Bridgend County Borough will be voting to select councillors who represent their local area and contribute to the development of policies in areas such as transport, social care, and housing.

You can’t have your say in these elections unless you are registered to vote. Registering is easy and only takes five minutes.

If you have recently turned 16 or moved home, it is particularly important to make sure you are correctly registered to vote.

If you were registered to vote in the last election and your details have not changed, you don’t need to take any action. If in doubt check with your local authority on 01656 643116 or email

Rhydian Thomas, Head of the Electoral Commission Wales

People can choose to vote in a number of ways – in person, by post or by appointing someone they trust to vote in their place, known as a proxy vote.

The deadline to apply for a postal vote is 5pm on Tuesday 19 April, and for a proxy vote the deadline is 5pm on Tuesday 26 April.

For information on elections in your area, how to register to vote, or how to apply to vote by post or by proxy, voters can visit the Electoral Commission website, which will continue to be update ahead of the polls.

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